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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is focusing on the healthcare of tribal communities here.

For the first time in history, ASHA health workers from the tribal community are being appointed to work for the health care of the population living in the high pasture region during the summer season. The government has launched a Tele-medicine scheme to reach out to tribal populations living in far flung areas with the services of specialist doctors. In addition to the Tribal Health Plan started last year, TeleMedicine and Mobile Medical Care Unit will bring much needed transformation in health care of tribal families, he noted.

The Lt Governor Manoj Sinha recently observed that in the last two years, the UT government has worked towards achieving the balanced development of infrastructure as well as the human resources through a host of unprecedented policy decisions, schemes and programmes.

Terming education as the most potent tool for the progress of tribal communities, the Lt Governor said the budget for scholarship has been increased to Rs 45 crore from last year’s Rs. 31 Crore.

Lauding the efforts of the officials of the Tribal Affairs Department of the UT, the Lt Governor called upon the department to focus on convergence of all available welfare schemes so that maximum benefits are percolated at the grassroots level.

He highlighted the recent launch of Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana for rapid and inclusive development of tribal villages. He also urged the UT Tribal Department to review programs related to climate action and initiate Annual Earth Care Awards, to be awarded for tribal community based performance.

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